Yoshitoshi: Oniwaka Observing the Great Carp in the Pool
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Oniwaka Observing the Great Carp in the Pool
Series: “Thirty-Six Ghosts”: Shinkei sanjurokkaisen
Oniwaka (the young Benkei) with his knife drawn behind him and mind filled with revenge, intently stalks the monster carp that devoured his mother.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Not the very first edition, but early.
Dimensions: ôban (35.6 x 23.8 cm)
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Literature: See “Beauty & Violence”, page 89, number 65.8. See also Stevenson, page 32, plate VII.